I know you will all think I'm tacky but I love going to garage sales! Let me just preface this by telling you that it pays to buy new for most things but every once in a while it is fun to sort through other people's junk and find hidden treasures. I am always trying to de-junk myself so I try not to get too much.
From what I have found the garage sales in the midwest can be pretty awesome. My friend and I had fun visiting a few garages on Saturday. I found a couple of darling, clean little outfits for Kate, brand new tap shoes and ballet shoes for Hailey, a raincoat and hat (I have been looking for one I just haven't wanted to fork out the cash, it rains all the time here), slightly used Sketcher shoes for Hailey and Barbie roller skates!! I didn't pay more than nine bucks for all this stuff. Hailey has had so much fun going through our little bag of treasures that I think we will visit a couple more garage sales this summer.
The Best 50 cents I've Ever Spent
You know those expensive toys you buy and your kids play with them for like two seconds and then forget about them? Well, Hailey won't let go of this little 50 cent wonder. Without a doubt this is Hailey's favorite garage sale treasure. We named him Toby because she says it so cute. His head, feet, ears and tail wiggle and squeak as you pull him across the floor with the string. She loves taking him outside and pulling him down the sidewalk. I wish you could all hear her say "Come 'on Toby."
Hailey enjoying her garage sale raincoat